At 06:18 -0800 28/11/06, Dov Isaacs wrote:
>I think that you are confusing two separate facilities, the "Ink Manager" and
>the "Convert Colors" facility.
That is quite possible: I only had a short time to try out Acrobat 8 Pro.
Another FrameUsers contributor had pointed me at the ink manager after seeing n
8 Pro demo, which is why I was concentrating on it.
>The "Ink Manager" can be used to alias spot colors and/or to cause spot colors
>to be printed as process. Given that FrameMaker Windows has no ability to
>natively output spot colors :-( the Ink Manager is somewhat useless with
>regards to FrameMaker output.
But not on Mac, perhaps? ;-)
> And yes, settings done with the Ink Manager for a PDF file are not persistent
> (they don't "stay" with the PDF file if it is saved). They exist only as long
> as the PDF file is open.
Thanks for the confirmation.
>The "Convert Colors" facility is a totally separate beast. It allows colors to
>be actually changed such as RGB to CMYK using ICC profiles (not the dumb
>PostScript RGB to CMYK conversion) or RGB (or CMYK) to grayscale. The changes
>made with this facility are preserved if you then save the PDF file.
Right. I shall return to the demo version and work some more with it.
>"Adobe UK Support" either didn't understand what you were trying to find out
>or gave you the wrong answer or both. Sorry!
No problem. It's really quite hard to get complex technical issues over in a
short phone call, especially when you're discussing completely new features in
an application, and you're both under pressure. I could tell that the guy at
the other end was thrashing his tech database quite hard.